Alkaloids in edible lupin seeds
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Alkaloids in edible lupin seeds

A toxicological review and recommendations

The report reviews the toxicity data on inherent natural toxicants in lupin seeds, especially quinolizidin alkaloids. Lupin seeds are increasingly used in the Nordic countries, partially substituting wheat flour in certain foods. An estimation of the risk by consuming foods containing lupin seeds in the Nordic countries and recommendations to better ensure the safe use of these seeds in foods are given.

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Nordic Council of Ministers

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Lupin seeds contain several bioactive substances with potential toxic effects in humans, especially quinolizidin alkaloids. The present report reviews the occurrence and toxicity of these alkaloids and estimates the risks from consumption of foods containing lupin seeds in the Nordic countries.